We thought it would be useful to remind you and let newcomers know our village defibrillator
is in a locked yellow cabinet which is attached to the outside wall of the Village
Hall, to the left of the entrance door.
Our defibrillator box is locked and some Villagers have the code but for anyone who
does not have it, this is the code that unlocks the box C2589X If you make a mistake
inputting the code just start again with C, pressing C resets the locking mechanism.
You then need to turn the black button on the front of the box anti-clockwise. (We
would be grateful if you could keep the code safely as we need to ensure the defibrillator
is not at risk from vandalism or theft.)
The postcode for the Village Hall is SN4 7PJ
In any medical emergency always call 999 first. The defibrillator is registered
with the South Western Ambulance Service, however they will only advise you to go
to the one at the Village Hall and give you the code if you are within a certain
distance of it. If you have forgotten the code someone would have to go to the Hall
dial 999 again for them to tell you the code to unlock the box.
If you are able to administer CPR you should do so, and it is advisable to call someone
else to go and fetch the defibrillator.
Inside the cabinet the defibrillator is hanging on a hook. A pack behind the defibrillator
containing mouth guard, scissors, razor (to shave hairy chests) disposable gloves,
is also available for use.
The defibrillator is very simple to operate, just open it and follow the voice instructions.
Every time the defibrillator is opened it is a drain on the battery, so PLEASE only
open in an emergency.
If you have reason to use it, it is essential you let us know so the pads can be
We held a Defibrillator Awareness Training course in November 2015 which was well
attended, and run by the South Western Ambulance Service. We plan to run another
awareness course later in 2017.
Best wishes from the defibrillator guardians, Amanda Gillingham and Diana Kirby